Alexandria-Arlington Animal Watch

January 23, 2013
ALEXANDRIA

These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which operates the city animal shelter and provides animal control services. The shelter is open from 1 to 8 p.m. weekdays, except Wednesdays, and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774. The league’s Web site is www.alexandriaanimals.org .

Pumping a little iron: Kenmore Ave., 4600 block, Jan. 13. An animal control officer picked up a Chihuahua from a gym and took it to the shelter, where it was held as a stray.

Stalking squirrel: Burgess Ave., 200 block, Jan. 14. In response to a call about a squirrel chasing a cat in a home, an animal control officer found the animal confined in a bathroom. It later escaped through an open window.

Trap-Neuter-Return program: The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is offering workshops to discuss feral cats, overpopulation and the TNR program, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 and March 21 at Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Ave. For information, visit the league’s Web site.

ARLINGTON COUNTY

These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, which operates the county animal shelter and provides animal control services to the county. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-931-
9241. The league’s Web site is www.awla.org.

Was-sailing: S. 27th St., 4800 block, Dec. 22. An animal control officer captured a flying squirrel that had entered a house in the branches of a Christmas tree. The animal was released outdoors.

Way too loud: S. Taylor St., 1300 block, Jan. 3. A woman called animal control about a raccoon inside her car. She was advised to open all the doors and turn up the volume of the radio. The animal eventually left.

Injured bird: N. Taylor St., 1200 block, Jan. 4. An animal control officer picked up a young red-tailed hawk with an injured wing on a front lawn and took it to a raptor rehabilitator.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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